New International Version
For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
King James Bible
For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah is great and exceedingly to be praised; he is terrible above all gods.
World English Bible
For great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised! He is to be feared above all gods.
Young's Literal Translation
For great is Jehovah, and praised greatly, Fearful He is over all gods.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He is to be feared above all gods - I think the two clauses of this verse should be read thus: -
Jehovah is great, and greatly to be praised.
Elohim is to be feared above all.
I doubt whether the word אלהים Elohim is ever, by fair construction, applied to false gods or idols. The contracted form in the following verse appears to have this meaning.
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Psalm xcvi. 1, 2. Sing a new song unto the Lord; His mercies, every morning new, His truth and faithfulness record; Give to our God the glory due. God is the Lord; around His throne In heaven, adoring seraphim, And ransom'd saints, ascribe alone All power, might, majesty, to Hiin. On earth His church impregnable, Built on the rock of ages, stands, And yet, against the gates of hell, Shall send salvation through all lands. Thou, by whose word the worlds were made, In wisdom and in goodness framed, …
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"I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and have been saved from my enemies.
I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies.
A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain.
It is you alone who are to be feared. Who can stand before you when you are angry?
In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.
For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.
For you, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
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